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Is work not working with you? Do you need work life balance?

Smart Solutions Toolkit - Order Now Buy Now View Toolkit Content Image Map Our Smart Solutions Toolkit is filled with convenient worksheets and templates that help you prepare for and negotiate an alternative work schedule, such as part-time, telecommuting, compressed workweek, flextime or other flexible work arrangements that meet both your needs and those of your employer.

Alternative Work Schedule Section: Part of the Smart Solutions Toolkit

Alternative Work Schedule Template
Use the customizable Alternative Work Schedule Template to help you negotiate an alternative work schedule such as telecommuting, compressed workweek, job sharing, flextime and other flexible work arrangements that help you achieve work life balance.

Alternative Work Schedule Preparation Worksheet
Before you start to negotiate telecommuting, a compressed workweek, flextime, job sharing or another flexible work arrangement with your employer, fill out this preparation worksheet which is filled with thought-provoking questions that will help you prepare for how to successfully negotiate an alternative work schedule that is right for you and your employer.

Alternative Work Schedule Agreement Memo
Once you and your employer have agreed on an alternative work arrangement, put it in writing by use this customizable template to document your newly negotiated work arrangement agreement.

Smart Solutions Toolkit Alternative Work Schedule Section Includes:

Alternative Work Schedule Worksheets


Lack of Work Life Balance and Increased Stress Can Attribute to:

  • Health related problems
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Weaker immune system
  • May also lead to binge eating, smoking, and alcohol consumption
  • Poor coping skills
  • Depression
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Decreased contact with family and friends
  • Sleep problems
  • And much, much more!

Lack of Work Life Balance Costs Your Employer Money

Work life balance has become a growing concern not just for moms but also for the companies that employ them. The lack of work life balance between home life and job causes personal stress that can negatively impact an employee’s productivity. Additionally, these work-life balance conflicts contribute to:

  • Increased absenteeism
  • High staff turnover
  • Increased costs attributed to hiring and training new staff
  • Poor morale

When asked, the majority of full-time working mothers say they wish they had a more flexible work schedule. Get balance and find time. We can help make it happen! The Smart Solutions Toolkit helps you determine which Alternative Work Schedule might be best for you and your employer and then provides you with a professional and customizable Alternative Work Schedule template that outlines the business case for why your employer should support your proposal. Show your employer how alternative work schedules protect the bottom line.

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How and Why Was This Section Created?

When asked, mommypreneur Danielle Novi Heller states that each product found in her Smart Solutions Toolkit was organically developed by personal challenges she faced when returning to work after pregnancy. In her goal to help other working moms be prepared, organized and achieve work life balance, Danielle discusses why this section is so important for other moms like her.

“The heart and soul of my Smart Solutions Toolkit exists in the Alternative Work Schedule Section. What busy mom doesn't need work life balance? When I was pregnant I met with my employer to ask for an alternative work schedule. My supervisor quickly responded by explaining that flexible work arrangements were not something she was prepared to approve. I went home that night and could not believe that a company, in this day in age, would not support an alternative work schedule. I knew that work life balance issues affected a company’s bottom-line. So I decided to make it impossible for them to say no, by creating a strong business case for why my employer should support my alternative work schedules. I developed a formal professional proposal that outline how an arrangement like this would work. I scheduled a meeting with my employer and provided her with my professional and comprehensive Alternative Work Schedule Proposal. After she carefully reviewed my proposal, she approved my alternative work schedule only two hours later. My new work arrangement had a huge impact on my work life balance. Since my Alternative Work Schedule proposal was so successful for me, I decided to give my proposal to other employees and friends who were able to successfully negotiate their ideal work schedules. Having an alternative work schedule was key for me being the mom I wanted and needed to be. My new work schedule ensured that I would not miss out on any important events and milestones in my daughter’s life. I wanted other working mothers to have the same opportunity, and that is why I created the quick and ready-to-use customizable template.”

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